Russia Ends Its Diplomatic Mission to NATO, and All Other NATO-Russia Communication Channels
Lavrov: “Moscow will no longer pretend that any changes in relations are possible in the near future”
As of November 1st, Russia will suspend its permanent mission and other bodies for contacts with NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced.
Russia’s harsh response to NATO’s expulsions &restrictions imposed on its mission in Brussels effectively freezes the RUS-NATO relations. The only channel of mil-to-mil communication remains the RUS-US one. NATO is out of the equation.
— Dmitri Trenin (@DmitriTrenin) October 18, 2021
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies that staff at NATO’s military mission in Moscow would be stripped of their accreditation from November 1, and that NATO could interact with Russia via its embassy in Brussels if needed.
“We basically don’t have proper conditions for basic diplomatic activities as a result of the purposeful NATO steps.“
“In response to NATO’s activities, we suspend the work of our permanent mission to NATO, including the work of the chief military representative, starting from November 1, or maybe it will take a couple more days,” said Lavrov.
“Secondly, we suspend the work of NATO’s military liaison in Moscow. Its employees’ accreditations will be recalled on November 1.
And thirdly, we cease the work of NATO’s information bureau which was founded under Belgium’s embassy.”
Also, the NATO military mission in Moscow will cease its functions indefinitely, and the information bureau will be closed.
Lavrov noted that now there is no communication between the parties through the military.
“If NATO members have any urgent matters, they can turn to our ambassador to Belgium on these issues, who ensures bilateral relations between Russia and the Kingdom of Belgium,” Lavrov said.
Earlier this month, NATO expelled eight members of Russia’s mission to the alliance who it said were “undeclared Russian intelligence officers”.
According to the minister, this decision was not explained to Russia. Lavrov stressed that Moscow “will no longer pretend that any changes in relations are possible in the near future.”
At that time, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko accused NATO of duplicity and of using the idea of an alleged threat from Moscow as a bogeyman.
“After the dramatic end of the Afghan era, how can they can get by without the bogeyman of the ‘Russian threat’. They can’t,” he told Russia’s Kommersant daily newspaper.
NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia in 2014 after Crimea became part of the Russian Federation, but has kept channels open for high-level meetings and for military-to-military cooperation.
Source: South Front
They should also close all those spy-centers (a.k.a. embassies) operated by NATO members.
Don’t forget about all those phony NGO’s!!!
Don’t think I have ever seen Lavrov masked…. Bet he hasn’t got the clotshot either…. of course even in the US most “officials” aren’t mandated,,, only the lower caste.
Members of Congress AND their Staffs are exempt from mask mandates.
if NATO (USA) wishes to cry to Russia they can whimper to embassy in Belgium and ambassador will eat popcorn as these amusing Disney characters pretend they matter
NATO is losing any form of relevance and so is the USA. That in summary form is what is going on.
Russia does not need to talk to the fags, transgenders and LGBT clowns as ” generals” in North American Terrorist Organisation! Show them each month new hypersonic gliders with poseidon sub-drones, and strong ties with China and Iran! Their zionazi ” generals” with pussy and balls under, will understand their handicapness!!!
Hey, what else can they do?
Stoltenberg is a fascist pig
Russia is tired of playing a game where the rules, made on a whim by the USA, change as fast as the weather. Good riddance to NATO rubbish.